Love Artichoke

by Tim
(Texas)

I planted artichokes last fall, and they grew well through the mild Texas winter. I covered them with tarp on sub freezing nights. It’s mid April and my first artichoke is forming, I’m so excited. Our soil is alkaline (pH 7.5) so I amended the soil with composting and agricultural sulfur. I water the artichoke with a small amount of vinegar in the water to drop water pH to 6.5 or 7.0. A soil pH of about 6.8 is important for flowering. Artichokes are heavy feeders, so use a good dose of slow release fertilizer or fertilize regularly.

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Nov 22, 2019
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Growing Artichokes In Texas
by: Juanita

Hi Tim,
We are glad you have had good success growing your artichokes in Texas. It is great that you remind us all to do soil tests. David performs soil tests regularly.

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Artichokes In Texas
by: Juanita

Hi Kevin,
So glad your artichokes have done so well. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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